Policy in Latvia


Updated: 18.01.2019

Author: Ilze Upatniece

Summary of policies

  • Certification scheme. Natural persons must have a construction management certificate to carry out construction services. In order to obtain this certificate, at least intermediate vocational education is required, including training in the fields of RES heat supply and air conditioning system construction.
  • Building obligation. The Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings obliges owners of new or renovated buildings to consider using RES heating and cooling systems.

Statutory provisions

  • Law on the Energy Performance of Buildings (Ēku energoefektivitātes likums)
  • Construction Law (Būvniecības likums)


Further information

  • Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulēšanas komisija (SPRK) – Public Utilities Commission (PUC), regulatory authority
  • +371 670 97 200
  • SPRK website
  • sprk(at)sprk.gov.lv
  • Latvijas Siltumuzņēmumu Asociācija (LSUA) – Latvian District Heating Association
  • +371 676 05 706
  • LSUA website
  • lsua(at)lf.lv